The Elements of Modern Architecture
Understanding Contemporary Buildings
- ISBN 9780500342954
- 22.00 x 29.70 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- With over 2,500 illustrations
- First published 2014
Fifty of the world’s modern architectural masterpieces, constructed between 1950 and the present, are analysed through specially commissioned drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring.
Includes c. 2,500 line drawings and 50 photographs
Starting from its site, each work is analysed through its surroundings, use of natural light, volumes and massing; its program and circulation; and its details, fenestration and ornamentation, showing the reader how the building works as a cohesive whole.
Aimed at architects, students and everyone who appreciates great buildings, 'The Elements of Modern Architecture' will be an essential reference and inspiration for generations to come.